The annual Russian business event in the economic sphere, held in St. Petersburg since 1997. Every year the number of participants exceeds 10 thousand people who come from more than 120 countries. The main audience of the forum is heads of major Russian and foreign companies, heads of state and political leaders, chairmen of affairs, vice-premiers, ministers, governors.
The key mission of the forum is to be a practical tool for business, allowing to overcome the barriers that divide Russia and other countries, both geographic and informational.
Millions of dollars worth of agreements are signed at the forum every year. The event is attended by world leaders such as the President of France, the Prime Minister of Japan, the President of the people's Republic of China and many, many others.
Over 19 thousand participants from 145 countries visited the SPIEF in 2019. The next St. Petersburg International Economic Forum will be held June 3−6, 2020.